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Pearson 424 vs Celestial 44

I''m shopping for a boat and considering both the Pearson 424 and the Celestial 44, in a late ''70s to mid 80s vintage. I''d really appreciate any information from owners of either vessel. I''ve found 424 info (including the owner''s group site), but would like more "insider info" regarding performance, comfort, upkeep or potential/common problems. I can find very little info on the Celestials, but need similar info.

My plan is to cruise coastal (california) for a few years and then head out on a circumnav, so I''d really like opinions concerning blue water capability. Also, any suggestions regarding outfitting, rigging, etc.

If you can suggest other boats in the same price range that would suit my purposes, I''d love to know about them as well. Thank you
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